Lesonal celebrates 160 years

AkzoNobel’s Lesonal celebrated its 160 anniversary of providing coatings technology to bodyshops.

Popular with bodyshops for its performance, and technical support; the system is designed to provide bodyshops with a full, flexible solution, allowing them to achieve better results in less time.

Founded in 1858 by German pharmacist Christian Lechler who decided to sell paint instead of pharmaceutical products, Lesonal took on its current name in 1961. By then Lesonal had already established itself as one of the largest paint companies in Europe, going on to pioneer the first waterborne primer for the refinishing industry.

‘What started as a small paint company in Germany has grown into a global vehicle refinishes brand, continuing to expand and innovate,’ explained Ed Hilborne, global segment manager vehicle refinishes. ‘Some customers don’t realise the long history and heritage of the brand, focusing on the performance of the products, but without the legacies of Lesonal and AkzoNobel, the products wouldn’t be the outstanding coating solutions that they are today.’